Wines & Beverages
Australia is renowned for some of the world’s greatest grape wines, and although the tropics is not the climate for growing grapes, this has not stopped the avid wine-maker making some delightful wines from the luscious exotic fruits grown in the region.
Now Tropical North Queensland is the centre for exotic fruit wines. Nowhere else in the world will you find as many commercial fruit wineries together in one area.
These exotic flavours and aromas of tropical fruits are what a grape winemaker strive for in their making; mango, lychee, dragonfruit, pineapple, banana, jaboticaba, davidson plum.
Other beverages include spirits and liqueurs of the exotic tropical flavours, spring and rainfall waters, and a fabulous boutique eco-friendly brewery
Experience beer at its freshest, coming straight to the bar taps from the tanks. All of Blue Sky’s handcrafted beers are unpasteurised and brewed naturally, giving a distinct depth of flavour and fresh taste not found in mass-produced beers made by larger commercial breweries. Choose from a variety of beers;
FNQ Lager, Cairns Gold, Reef Blonde, Blue Sky Pilsner, Woody Ale, True Blue Stout
Richard Sercombe Managing Director
Lot 52 Maconachie Street, Woree 4868
PO Box 505E Earlville Qld 4870
T: 07 4033 2454 F: 07 4033 5810
Manufacturers & Distributors of bottled Spring water. Available in 500ml, 600ml, 1.5L & 15L.
Tinaroo Creek Wines Pty Ltd
New winery set among Mango orchards in the Mareeba Countryside, offering a range of tropical fruit wines, portsand liqueurs for sale at the cellar door.
Dreamtime Wines blend fruits with grapes to produce a Nouveau style wine which can be enjoyed in its youth, or can be cellared to extract further complexity with age. Dreamtime Wines are available in Dry, Sweet, and Port styles and include flavours such as Mango, Lychee, Passionfruit, Chilli Lime , and Kiwi Fruit. With limited runs of Black Walnut Wine, Citrus, Black Sapote, and Ginger Wines.
EACHAM COUNTRY WINERY
Lake Eacham Roadhouse, Cnr Gillies Hwy & Lake Barrine Road Yungaburra
T: 07 4096 2117
New Boutique country winery selling fruit wines and North Queensland’s only grape wines from Herberton. Also selling local products from the area. Open: Wed – Mon 10am – 5pm
EMERALD SPRINGS WATER
549 Malone Road, Mareeba QLD 4880
T : 07 4093 3299 F: 07 4093 3288
Bottled spring water from the tablelands
Exotic Tropical fruit wines both White and Red – Dry, Medium, Sweet. Dessert wines a speciality. Types: Mango, Passionfruit and Jaboticaba.
227 Bilwon Road, Mareeba 4880
PO Box 889 Mareeba Qld 4880
T: 07 4093 2750 F : 07 4093 2668
Golden Pride Wineries is a boutique winery owned and operated by the Nastasi family and situated on their mango plantation – one of the largest commercial mango plantation in Far North Queensland, and one of the largest in Australia.
Golden Drop white wines come in 3 varieties – dry, medium and sweet. Sparkling Wine, Port, Cello, Mango
Established by Mt. Uncle Grazing Co. at the turn of the 21st Century, the distillery has slowly & surely built an impeccable & incomparable reputation for crafting fine, award winning liqueurs. Distilling elixier de musa. Banana Liqueur, a well rounded light exotic liqueur, Avocado and Macadamia, Sucrier Bananas products. New to the suite of products is the Platinum Rum. Situated in this beautiful setting is Bridges Tearoom/Café featuring local foods from the region.
Moonlite Wine was established as a Tropical Fruit Plantation and Winery in the beautiful Dimbulah Valley growing Red Dragon Fruit, Mango, Lychee and Tahitian Lime .All of which are used in our Winery.
MURDERING POINT WINERY
Award winning Murdering Point Winery – a Bush Tucker Winery – is a family owned and operated boutique winery specialising in the production of Australian Bush Tucker and tropical fruit wines and ports. The winery is set amid the Berryman family’s sugar cane farm on Murdering Point Road, Silkwood East, about halfway between Cairns and Townsville.
Helicopter Access: helicopter facilities at the winery, coordinates are as follows: N 8037544 E 55 398 422 DATUM WGS 84 N 8037529 E 55 398 412
Award winning fruit wines using exotic fruits such as mango, sapote, red grape, passion fruit, lychee, wild lime, cumquat and grapefruit,
the quality of Pacific Blue Wine has been recognized both on a local and a national level. Their impressive list of awards commencing in 2002 with the ‘champion wines’ and ‘champion wine maker’s’ awards for their rosella wine, red grape, passion fruit dry, lychee, lychee liqueur. (available at Rusty’s Markets Cairns)
Located 20 minutes north of Port Douglas we make award winning wines from Tropical Fruits. No this does not mean they are sweet and sticky. They range from very dry wines to ports. We make single-fruit wines, not blends. We grow most of the fruits in the organic way and in our own orchard. The flavour of the fruit is retained in the wines unlike most grape wines where the flavour of the fruit is lost in the fermenting process. Tropical fruit wines are an ideal companion for foods.
WILD MOUNTAIN CELLARS
Eacham Rd. Yungaburra, Qld
T: 07 4095 3000
(boutique winery, tastings)